Kuenhof is a winery located in the northern Italian province of Alto Adige (also known as South Tyrol), which is situated in the foothills of the Italian Alps. The winery is family-owned and operated and is known for its production of high-quality wines made from grapes grown on their estate vineyards.
The winery was founded in 1848 by Johann Mair, and it has been in the Kuenhof family for generations. Today, the winery is managed by Peter Pliger and his family, who are committed to producing wines that reflect the unique terroir of the region. The estate covers around 7 hectares of vineyards, which are located at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level, making it one of the highest wineries in the region.
Kuenhof is particularly known for its white wines, which are made from grapes such as Gewurztraminer, Kerner, and Sylvaner. The winery also produces a range of red wines, including Lagrein and Vernatsch. The grapes are all hand-harvested and sorted to ensure only the best fruit is used in the winemaking process.
The winery is committed to sustainable agriculture and uses organic and biodynamic practices to care for their vineyards. The winery's production is limited, and they are focused on producing wines that are expressive of the terroir and the grape varieties they use. The wines of Kuenhof are highly regarded by wine critics and enthusiasts alike, and they are considered among the best wines produced in the region.